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things have been on my mind since friday's unspeakable horror in newtown. guns in this country is a tragedy. mental health in this country is approached as an afterthought and three, far too young men in this country are in a state of crisis. tonight in "the war room" we're going to show you how we all can take action in all of these areas because in the words of the president, surely we can do better than this. ♪ >> jennifer: last friday at 4:30 in the morning under the cover of darkness the michigan legislature passed a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons into hospitals, churches bars stadiums day care centers and schools. and just a few hours after the legislature passed that bill 26 people including 20 children were killed. gunned down at the elementary school in sandy hook elementary. the governor said that has given him clear pause. i beg your rick snyder please veto those bills and stop the madness, but here is what he is up against. 24 michigan lawmakers are acting on behalf of alec that conservative group that drafts gun
in the newtown shooting, they are actually invested in the private equity firm that owns some of the world's biggest gun manufacturers. as we reported after the aurora shooting this past spring, cerberus kappel owns the freedom group, the world's largest firearm distributor. the freedom group produces over half of all semi-automatic rifles sold every year including the one that was used in the newtown massacre. the california teacher a pension fund has about $751 million invested in the company that is responsible for that, cerberus. late yesterday a spokesman for the fund told the sacramento beat that the pension fund was considering pulling its investment out of cerberus, saying "events that occurred in connecticut are a wakeup call to re-examine our investments." the california teacher's pension fund has a lot of money for those investments. $155 billion overall to be exact. remember $751 million of that is with cerberus. so facing that kind of clout cerberus announced at 1:00 a.m. this morning that it would sell freedom grou
. >> absolutely. >> bill: speaking of newtown we have seen, of course, as we started this conversation yesterday, we've seen far far far too many of tragedies but this one really seems to be the game changer. the game changer because again these are kids, these were first graders, these were 6 and 7-year-olds. and the idea that this gun violence this gun rampage has reached that far into a first grade classroom into an elementary school has shocked us all beyond belief. so yesterday, more and more voices coming out saying we have to do something about gun violence in america. but this wild west culture of ours. you had the voices that have always been there on this issue senator dianne feinstein and senator chuck schumer and good for them they've been steadfast on this issue. but you also had what was news was new voices being heard. voices who are known as being totally nra supporters and total second amendment supporters and pro gun senators. starting with senator joe manchin from west virginia. conservative democrat.
precious kids. >> cenk: with me now who was with the president last night in newtown, thank you for joining us. >> glad to be with you governor. >> eliot: i was struck last night not only by the power of the president's words but his emotion. he seemed to be bursting with the emotion of a parent as much as any other parent might. how did he strike you when you were with him? first of all he said to the governor and all the delegation that gathered that last friday was the worst day of his presidency, and first and foremost as a father with two daughters, as he eloquently stated to look and see what every parent--to every parent it's unspeakable and to know the carnage that took place and not to act that would be irresponsible. he was solemn. he was also inspirational. he said of the people of newtown that they inspired us with their acts of courage as you pointed out with the principle the teacher who put themselves in harms way to save school children. these acts of courage from first responders from the police, everybody who arrived on the scene were just remarkable, and the way this smal
of service remembrance in newtown connecticut. here is the president speaking first about his reflection of what happened there. >> obama: can we honestly say that we're doing enough to keep our children all of them, safe from harm? i've been reflecting on this the last few days. if we're honest with ourselves the answer is no. we're not doing enough. we will have to change. since i have been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this any more. these tragedies must end. and to end them they must change. >> yeah, he's tolerated them for quite awhile, though. that guy has a lot of pretty words, and i don't know how much you and i agree or disagree, michael, i'll do a whole other block on it. he never does anything. he's an extraordinaryily weak politician. >> i would say that he's a good politician a weak legislator. >> cenk: that's what i mean in terms of policy. >> listen, the country has not come together around something like this. you know, i thought gabby giffords would do this. i wasn't
what do you say to kids in your community now. >> well, chris murphy who is a congressman for newtown and has been magnificent in terms of his strength as far as being there, and, you know, being a vow for the community. the first funeral yesterday of nathan who actually had a twin sister who survived because she was in a different classroom at the time. and she doesn't know what happened. so this process of, you know talking to kids about what happened when your dealing with six and seven year olds in particular, you know, it's just -- it's going to require frankly a lot of help in terms of professional help. the good news is is that the town right now has just been, you know, flooded with mental health professionals. we're blessed to have mental haven hospital that is all hands on deck in terms of helping out there. but as i said this is going to take lots of intelligence and strength to help these families. >> stephanie: congressman you and i have talked a lot about health care as we have -- as that debate rolled along, and obviously, mental health is an
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